TikTok changes the social media rules in South Africa
Despite warnings that it is a breeding ground for predators, new kid on the block TikTok takes South Africa’s social media space by storm.
Facebook to review content policy after Trump backlash
The social media giant looks to review potential options for handling violating or partially-violating content.
‘We no longer recognise Facebook,’ say early employees
The employees write an open letter addressing Facebook’s leadership about the decision not to act on US president Donald Trump’s inflammatory posts.
Social media companies exercising ‘dangerous power’, says Trump
US president Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at removing some of the legal protections given to social media platforms.
Storm over Hawks probe into Cele’s fake social media accounts
Investigations by the Hawks to identify and locate these fake account operators, and bring them to book, are at an advanced stage.
Tech giants pledge billions to help fight COVID-19
Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft and Dell are among the tech giants that have pledged their financial support to help contain the deadly COVID-19 virus.
Facebook ad revenue takes knock as COVID-19 escalates
The social media giant says its business is being adversely affected by the pandemic, like so many others around the world.
Comms department fights COVID-19 fake news
The department engages social media platform owners to mitigate the spread of digital misinformation about coronavirus in SA.
MS tells employees to work from home amid coronavirus fears
Microsoft joins a number of other US tech companies that are asking staff members to work from home as the coronavirus spreads.